Skip to comments.The Tale of Three Presidents: the Playboy, the Cowboy, and the Wonder Boy
Posted on 03/02/2011 4:14:16 PM PST by Sioux-san
Most social scientists would agree that world events do not happen in a vacuum. Political forces, whether they are accidental or deliberate, in succession or a single action, give rise to political and social movements.
After the fall of the Shah of Iran, Islamic expansionists began looking for ways and means by which to accomplish their religious dreams. Empowered by divine mandate and fueled with lots of oil, they believed the world must be dominated by Islam and the Sharia. Yet, in order to claim victory, they had to overcome their greatest obstacle: the power of the United States.
A common belief among these extremists was that American power is more perceived than real, and in the 1990s they began to test their theory. It did not take long to realize that President Bill Clintons interests would distract him from acts of international terrorism. To the extremists, he was simply a 60s generation man who clearly wanted love, not war. Thus, a series of tests began. Embassies in Lebanon, Kenya, and Tanzania were bombed. The response of the Playboy President confirmed their suspicions. Clinton issued many verbal threats but nothing happened.
Then the tests became more daring. The Bombing of the USS Cole was designed to reveal the vulnerability of the U.S. military. The response from the White House was from the same chapter, same verse, the perpetrators of these heinous acts must be brought to justice. And again, nothing happened. But what was really telling to these Jihadists was that, if Clintons plan to deflect the scandal of Monica Lewinski meant throwing a million-dollar bomb on a ten-dollar tent in Afghanistan and bombing an aspirin factory in the Sudan, they were free and clear to plan, plot, and scheme for bigger things.
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Excellent article. Especially about the “Wonder Boy”.
Youseff is one of my favorites to listen to.
... and the cowboy. :(
That’s right. Especially what happened in Iraq.
this story breaks your heart. young men and women fighting to protect and defend - fighting so others might be free - is it to be for nothing?
I agree - my ol’ Dad used to say “We fought WW2 for it all to come to this????” That was back in 2001 - if he were still alive, he would be ballistic over the crap going on. So, on behalf of him and his heroic service in the Pacific Theater, I will say that as long as we have the ROE in play now, it is not the worth the life & limb of our young men to send them into such Hell.